Friday, May 21, 2010

The Graduate

The reason for our journey to Kansas...
Kylie's high school graduation!
My niece, Kylie Ann
Family hugs
Kylie with Mom & Dad
(my sister, Carol & my brother-in-law, Garry)
Kylie with her Grandma Jean
all the way from Tennessee!

3 Generations of Wheelers

Almost 500 students graduated from Shawnee Mission East
They came in alphabetically
& we waited & waited & waited
& finally spotted Miss Wheeler almost at the end of the line!
Heading to the podium

Diploma in hand!

Congratulations to Kylie!
After a soggy weekend, with much concern that the ceremonies might have to be held indoors, the sun broke through the clouds early enough on Monday afternoon so the program could still be held outdoors. It was a bit chilly, but we were thankful that all of the family was able to attend as tickets were limited to 5 per family if held indoors.
A touching moment came when the parent of a student who was killed a few months ago in a car accident, came forward to present a scholarship in her son's memory. She is a newscaster on a local TV station & well known in the community. With tears in her voice, she told of her sons life & how he would have been so proud of his fellow classmates for completing their journey. And she sweetly slipped in a reference for his friends to follow,
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

1 comment:

Angie Davis said...

Congratulations to the beautiful graduate. So glad you guys got to be there for the special day!